Movie listings: Feb. 23-March 1

Varsity Theatre

Feb. 23-March 1

Note: See www.catheatres.com for days not listed, and ticket prices

Annihilation

NEW

Sat-Sun early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:40, 6:25, 9:10

A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what she's expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist. Directed by Alex Garland; Starring Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Benedict Wong. Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/115m.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

NEW

Sat-Sun early show: 3:30 Daily showtime: 6:15

What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Directed by Annette Bening ; Starring Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Jodie McNee, Joanna Brookes. Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief nudity/105m.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor (Harrelson and Rockwell)

Daily showtimes: 3:50, 9:20

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Directed by Martin McDonagh; Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges. Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references/115m.

Phantom Thread

Six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress

Daily showtimes: 2:50, 8:40

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Sue Clark, Joan Brown, Harriet Leitch, Dinah Nicholson. Rated R for language/130m.

Call Me by Your Name

Four Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay and Original Song

Sat-Sun early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 8:50

In northern Italy in 1983, 17-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. Directed by Luca Guadagnino; Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois. Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language/132m.

The Post

Two Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Lead Actress

Sat-Sun early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 6:35

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. Directed by Steven Spielberg; Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk. Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence/115m.

The Shape of Water

Thirteen Academy Award nominations, including, Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Score, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Screenplay, Cinematography

Sat-Sun early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:00, 9:00

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes "the Shape of Water" — an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Directed by Guillermo del Toro; Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Lee Smith. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language/123m.

I, Tonya

Three Academy Award nominations, including Supporting Actress

Sat-Sun early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 5:50

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Directed by Craig Gillespie; Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale. Rated R for pervasive language, violence, and some sexual content/nudity/119m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Feb. 23-March 1

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Game Night

NEW

Sat-Sun early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 5:50, 8:20, 9:30

Weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all part of the game — right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this game — nor Brooks — are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads. Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein; Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Sharon Horgan, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen. Rated R for language, sexual references and some violence/100m.

Black Panther

Sat-Sun early show: 12:00, (3-D) 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 4:35, 6:05, (3-D) 7:40, 9:10

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Directed by Ryan Coogler; Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett. Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture/134m.

The 15:17 to Paris

Sat-Sun early show: 12:10, 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:50, 7:10

In the early evening of Aug. 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris, an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. Directed by Clint Eastwood; Starring Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, Thomas Lennon, Bryce Gheisar, Jaleel White, Tony Hale, P.J. Byrne, Sinqua Walls. Rated PG-13 on appeal for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and language/94m.

Peter Rabbit

Sat-Sun early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:35, 8:00

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). Directed by Will Gluck; Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Sam Neill, Bernardo Santos. Rated PG for some rude humor and action/94m.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Sat-Sun early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:25, 6:15, 9:00

The tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into an old video game console by a game they’ve never heard of, and are thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. Directed by Jake Kasdan; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby. Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language/119m.

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